Frequently Asked Questions
What products are in the RSPCA Animal Health Products Range?
RSPCA Allwormer (tablets for cats and dogs) and RSPCA Heartwormer (tablets for dogs) are Official Licensed RSPCA products, available from late February 2016. Other RSPCA Animal Health Products will be released to the market in the coming months.
What are the active ingredients?
All the active ingredients in RSPCA Animal Health Products are approved by and registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicine Authority (APVMA) and have been sold and safely used in Australia for many years.
The active ingredients in RSPCA Allwormer for dogs are Praziquantel, Oxantel and Pyrantel Embonate (the same active ingredients in leading intestinal wormers such as Canex and Popantel).
The active ingredients in RSPCA Allwormer for cats are Praziquantel and Pyrantel Embonate (the same active ingredients in leading intestinal wormers such as Popantel).
The active ingredient in RSPCA Heartwormer for dogs is Ivermectin (the same active ingredient in leading heartworm preventatives such as Heartgard and Nuheart).
For more information, refer to the Material Safety Data Sheets.
Are these products safe? What are the side effects of the products?
Yes, the products are very safe. The formulations have been recommended by vets and used for many years in Australia and around the world and adverse reactions are very uncommon. All formulations have been checked and approved by veterinarians and have all necessary government approvals.
For more information refer to the Material Safety Data Sheets.
Where can I buy RSPCA Animal Health Products?
RSPCA Animal Health Products are available from RSPCA retail outlets, public vet clinics and adoption centres, as well as many vet clinics, pet shops, pharmacies and online retailers. Click here for where to buy.
Why should I use these products instead of other similar products on the market?
The products are safe, effective and reasonably priced. By choosing RSPCA Animal Health Products, Australian pet owners can now Be Twice the Pet Hero, not only protecting their own pets from nasty parasites but also supporting the ongoing fantastic work of the RSPCA.
Who is the manufacturer?
RSPCA Animal Health Products are manufactured by IndyVet Animal Health Products Pty Ltd, an Australian business with a strong history in the animal health industry. The products are manufactured in Australia in an APVMA GMP accredited facility ensuring quality, reliability and safety.
IndyVet Animal Health Products Pty Ltd uses the RSPCA name and logo on these products under licence from RSPCA Australia.
Do all the proceeds of sale go to the RSPCA?
Financial arrangements are confidential and cannot be disclosed, however, the financial benefits for the RSPCA are substantial. Additionally, this initiative provides the opportunity for pet owners to buy affordable, effective animal health products, further enhancing the RSPCA's animal welfare objectives.